As three post college grads, we are constantly trying to find ways of entertaining ourselves on a budget…which led us to three pretty serious Netflix addictions. Netflix never fails to feed our addiction for finding movies we’ve never heard of, or filling our need to binge watch shows we missed or just want to relive. Each week, RPW will be posting about their Netflix finds. We hope you enjoy!
This week’s recommendation: NY-LON
NY-LON is a 2004 British drama series that aired for one season in the United Kingdom. The series follows a transatlantic romance between New York native, Edie Miller and London resident, Michael Antonioni (New York, London, NY-LON, get it?). Edie is played by now comedy/indie queen Rashida Jones. Michael is played by the skinny, non-vampire version of Stephen Moyer. The acting is pretty horrible, but the story is sweet. There are also appearances by Rachel Minor and David Rogers (recently on Nashville). You’ll fly through the first season in no time!
What’s great about the show is that the London scenes are filmed in London, the New York scenes are filmed in New York. It’s very genuine.
In 2008, CBS announced plans to remake the series for American audiences with Elisha Cuthbert as the star. It was cancelled before airing but let’s tip our hats at what might have been.
To catch a glimpse at NY-LON, check out the clip below.